Multicultural Mental Health Facts #MHM

Multicultural Mental Health Facts 1. Mental Health Facts MULTICULTURAL Prevalence of Adult Mental Illness by Race 16.3% 19.3% 18.6% 13.9% 28.3% Hispanic adults living with a mental health condition. White adults living with a mental health condition. Black adults living with a mental health condition. Asian adults living with a mental health condition. AI/AN* adults living with a mental health condition. Follow Us! Ways to Get Help Talk with your doctor Visit Learn more about mental illness Connect with other individuals and families LGBTQ Community Use of Mental Health Services among Adults (2008-2012) Fact: Mental health affects everyone regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. 1 in every 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness. One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24. 11.3% 21.5% 6.6% 10.3% 16.3% 15.1% 4.4% 5.3% 5.5% 9.2% Hispanic White Black Asian AI/AN* Male Female *American Indian/Alaska Native Critical Issues Faced by Multicultural Communities Less access to treatment Less likely to receive treatment Poorer quality of care Higher levels of stigma Culturally insensitive health care system Racism, bias, homophobia or discrimination in treatment settings Language barriers Lower rates of health insurance *American Indian/Alaska Native LGBTQ individuals are 2 or more times more likely as straight individuals to have a mental health condition. 11% of transgender individuals reported being denied care by mental health clinics due to bias or discrimination. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than straight youth. 2X 2-3X 11% 1 This document cites statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health., the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, New Evidence Regarding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health and Injustice at every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.


13 responses to “Multicultural Mental Health Facts #MHM”

  1. Kitt, You always do a great job keeping us informed of the facts.

  2. Got it, thanks!

  3. I sent the file today. Xo

  4. Stats don’t tell the real story. As individuals, everyone could fit into at least one of these categories. Most people don’t want to be shunned by sharing who they are. People often times are caught up with the illness and don’t see the person. That’s stigma. The illness becomes the identity instead of the other way around. What is it that scares people so much that many go out of there way to isolate someone that’s different then they are? If someone didn’t know you had a mental illness, do you believe they would treat you as an equal? I’m inclined to say, yes. However, we live in a world that is not always honest about this issue.

  5. No problem! Welcome to comment anonymously.

  6. Would love to read the PDF version. Just email to me. Thanks!

  7. Jennifer Avatar

    sorry it is Jennifer Thaler forgot to put info

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    Interesting to see it in that format. Thanks for the info.

  9. What a great infographic! Thanks for sharing.

  10. This post exemplifies why I always share your blog with others – you always share relevant, current information!
    p.s. Thanks a million for pre-ordering my book. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the PDF version (which has plenty of errors that are supposed to be fixed), but if you want to wait for the final version, I get it! 🙂

  11. Great PSA!
    The more ya know, huh? 🙂

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